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  • "Very helpful for learning to conver..."

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    Very helpful to for learning to converse with ease

    I bought this audio program called Conversational Latin American Spanish 1. It is much better than a cd program I bought from another company years ago. It is not dry and boring like the first one tended to be. The speakers used on the program are easy to understand and copy when you are repeating what they are saying. That is the greatest thing about it for me. I appreciate the consideration that the developer of this program gives to the learner in explaining the details of Spanish and having the native Spanish speakers repeat at different speeds. The native Spanish speakers say things slowly and then at normal speed. That is such a great help in learning to speak correctly. You can’t learn to say things right if you can’t understand what is being said. You CAN understand with these speakers on this program. They teach a lot of words and phrases about a lot of different topics. The direct conversation practice really helps in learning to speak comfortably. It is all very useful if you go to any country where Spanish is spoken. As you learn the material you are also learning how to use it. That makes it fun to learn and makes you want to keep learning more.

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    Conversational Latin American Spanish - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons (English and Spanish Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark Frobose
    • Narrated By Mark Frobose
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    Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native Latin American Spanish speakers teach you conversational Spanish the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll be speaking Spanish within minutes of receiving your program and enjoying the process.

    Tom says: "Real Spanish for Real Spanish Speaking Situations"
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    I love the way this program Power Spanish takes the many words that it teaches and gives you lots of practice showing you how to put them all together correctly into different sentences with a lot of originality. You can learn words from any Spanish dictionary. The great thing about this program is that it shows you how to put them all together to express your own thoughts and desires. I have never seen this in any other program and I am excited about how fast I am learning to speak Spanish.

    A huge amount of words, phrases, and short statements are first taught, then reviewed by a variety of native Spanish speakers. Once again, all are presented so that they may be easily used in useful daily conversation with a reasonable degree of originality.
    There is enough information here to keep you busy learning for many, many hours to come. Good, good audio program if you want to improve your pronunciation and learn to speak more fluently, like a true Spanish speaker.

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    Power Spanish I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - Complete Transcript/Listening Guide (English and Spanish Edition)

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    • By Mark Frobose
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    Designed to teach you to speak Spanish while on the go, Power Spanish I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Latin American Spanish at optimal speed. Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native female and male Latin American Spanish speakers teach you Spanish the way it is really spoken.

    Daniel E. Gardner says: "Power Spanish Accelerated: The Best Audio Program"
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    There's a lot of repetition so words and expressions gradually stick to your head. No frills, just a very practical learning method. Unlike other language learning audiobooks, instructors don't keep rattling on in English more than three-quarters of the audio time. I also like the long enough pauses in this so that you actually get to say the words you are learning.


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    This learning method is a good one. The sentences and words used are well thought out. But a word of caution. This program provides you with basically no written text. Downloadable material does not contain any transcript for the main part of the material. And I think it is quite difficult to learn Chinese language solely phonetically. It will be so much easier with transcripts of the expressions that appear in the program. I study Spanish language as well using the Pymsleur method. It works better with Spanish which is a phonetically written language. When you hear a sentence in Spanish, you pretty much know how it's spelled. Chinese is not like that. Chinese is a language that relies on each character's meaning. Rather than learning sound for every expresson, learning Chinese characters can really expedite learning. When Chinese characters are combined in different ways, you can still guess the meaning if you know the meaning of those characters. You can't do this with the Pymsleur method unfortunately as it does not involve much Chinese character learning. I use other iPhone apps to supplement this side. That said, repetition in the Pymsleur program is very helpful. Things gradually sink in with massive repetition in this audiobook. Besides, it's really nice to be able to learn a langage while walking around town or in the park. I'm an avid walker.

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    This learning method is a good one. The sentences and words used are well thought out. But it provides you with basically no written text. And I think it is quite difficult to learn Chinese language only phonetically. It will be so much easier with transcripts of the expressions that appear in the program. I study Spanish language as well using the Pymsleur method. It works better with Spanish which is a phonetically written language. When you hear a sentence in Spanish, you pretty much know how it's spelled. Chinese is not like that. Chinese is a language that relies on each character's meaning. Rather than learning sound for every expresson, learning Chinese characters can really expedite learning. When Chinese characters are combined in different ways, you can still guess the meaning if you know the meaning of those characters. You can't do this with the Pymsleur method unfortunately as it does not involve much Chinese character learning. I use other iPhone apps to supplement this side. That said, repetition in the Pymsleur program is very helpful. Things gradually sink in with massive repetition in this audiobook. Besides, it's really nice to be able to learn a langage while walking around town or in the park. I'm an avid walker.

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    What did you love best about Power Spanish I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - Complete Transcript/Listening Guide (English and Spanish Edition)?

    Good Spanish Program - don't be misled by some unfair reviews.


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    This Spanish language program allows you to actually understand and participate in authentic conversation in Spanish at native speed.
    But to accomplish that feat, you need to begin slowly. You cannot rush comprehension and practice. Every farmer knows you can't "cram" for the harvest like you can cram for a college exam.
    You can cram for a written vocabulary or verb test in Spanish class, but you can’t cram speaking fluency. Speaking fluency requires – demands – time and practice. And patience. This program gives you that valuable Practice along with lots of explanations, virtual interaction with Spanish speakers, help with memorizing, and you practice with common words and sentences. You are responsible to put in the time. Add some patience and you will get there. I know. I am getting there, partly thanks to this program for learning to speak Spanish.
    I know that people all have different likes and dislikes and I respect that but I think that some of the criticalness about this program by some people is not right. I think its a good way to get speaking practice in my opinion.

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    Power Spanish I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - Complete Transcript/Listening Guide (English and Spanish Edition)

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    Designed to teach you to speak Spanish while on the go, Power Spanish I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Latin American Spanish at optimal speed. Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native female and male Latin American Spanish speakers teach you Spanish the way it is really spoken.

    Daniel E. Gardner says: "Power Spanish Accelerated: The Best Audio Program"

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    German Phase 1, Unit 06-10: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    German Phase 1, Units 16-20 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

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    Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of culture notes in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information or preferences, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

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    Spanish for the Busy Traveler

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    This book is for travelers in need of a Spanish beginners or refresher course. Due to our unique method of teaching, you will be amazed at how much Spanish you will learn and retain in just five hours.

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    French Phase 2, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    French Phase 2, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

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    Spanish Phase 2, Units 26-30 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

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    The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

    Robin says: "I've tried several ways and this is the best!"
  • Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1

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    Collins French with Paul Noble combines an exciting new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.

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    Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

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    Since others judge you by the way you speak, the intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this course forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest.

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    A great audiobook to get you started with basic French expressions, grammar and phrases! After all, no matter where you go in France, it helps knowing a bit of French. Take this compact and concise book of popular phrases, often-seen words and basic French grammar with you and learn the basics of French while on the go! This guide contains: Lots of popular French words, pronunciation tips, and easy-to-find phrases for small talk, directions, food and dining, shopping and many other travel situations.

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

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